Kaepernick began kneeling during the national anthem before games in 2016.
"We, the National Football League, believe Black Lives Matter".
Brees apologised on Thursday, saying his words "lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy".
The statement was a response to quarterback Drew Brees, who apologised this week for equating the kneeling protest with disrespecting the United States flag. "It has never been". People are sick and exhausted of seeing videos of black people being killed by the cops and real change is being advocated for.
In a statement released on Saturday afternoon, the Assistant Police Commissioner Luke Cornelius said they were "generally pleased with the behaviour of those who came into the city to protest today" but fines will still be issued for breaching social distancing regulations. But he still found them significant for how they represented a societal shift.
"I am just glad he is listening".
Goodell's response Friday brought a stream of replies calling for the league to make amends with the former 49ers quarterback. Chiefs player Tyrann Mathieu said in the video.
"You literally still don't understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee??"
"As of 5pm, there were no arrests made during the protest and we are not aware of any acts of violence or property damage", Cornelius said.That's where the power is coming from.
After Trump's comments in 2017, the National Football League saw its ratings fall, and polls showed many fans stopped watching.
"What if I was George Floyd?" players said on the video. And the protests around the country are emblematic of the centuries of silence, inequality and oppression of black players, coaches, fans and staff.
"How many times do we need to ask you to listen to your players?"
He promised to reach out to players who have spoken out for ways to improve and unite the National Football League family. The rest then join in asking: "What if I was George Floyd?". Mahomes, Mathieu and several other players asked the National Football League to clearly state its condemnation of racism and its support for peaceful protest - peaceful protest that kept former San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick from employment. Even though he's better than other quarterbacks in the league, no team has expressed much interest in signing him.
Goodell repeated those parts as he read his statement. Kaepernick ended up settling with the league over claims of collusion. "Rodger Goodell is afraid that the same protests that have gripped our cities across America would grip National Football League stadiums when National Football League season begins", said Pope. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison wrote on Twitter.
He vowed that he stands with his players in the fight against social injustice.
Fans' attention on the NFL's anthem policy gradually waned as fewer players protested and Trump mostly abandoned the topic.